Pamela D. Bridgewater Toure

pamela-toure-picturePamela D. Bridgewater Toure, FAMU Class of 1992, passed away on December 27, 2014. A memorial service will be held at the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on Sunday, February 1, 2015, 1-4 pm.

Pamela Toure graduated from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee and worked briefly as a commodities trader on the Chicago Stock Exchange, Pamela entered Florida State University Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 1995; and Pamela Toure, went on to obtain an LL.M from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and became a member of the Wisconsin Bar. While in Wisconsin, concentrating on property law, wills, trusts and estates, she developed a lifelong scholarly interest in the relationship between reproductive freedom and black emancipation, merging both histories in her future work by focusing on the experiences of black women. As a lawyer, Pamela provided legal defense of reproductive health care clinics, service providers and activists, As a professor, she inspired students at Northeastern University's School of Law and at American University's Washington College of Law, where she became a tenured law professor by the age of 35.

Pamela Toure is survived by her devoted husband, comrade, best friend and law partner, Kweku Atta Toure, Esq., of DC; her step-children, Azania, Diallo and Savanna Toure; and her father, Richard (Nancy) Bridgewater, of Jacksonville and host of other relatives and friends.